After the initial paperwork you will meet with your therapist to complete what is called an intake assessment, also known as a psycho-social assessment. Your therapist will collect information about your concerns and your reason(s) for seeking therapy along with personal history that may be relevant to therapy. Expect an hour full of questions—this helps your therapist better understand you and your needs and helps to “paint a picture” about what you’re needing from therapy. Once you and your therapist complete the intake assessment, you will take some time to discuss your therapy recommendations. Recommendations include what type of therapy, how often, for how long, etc… You and your therapist will agree on recommendations that best fit your lifestyle and needs.
After completing the assessment you will schedule additional sessions if needed.
Please feel free to find the Brighter Futures Counseling service agreement and other forms under the Forms tab of our website. While you will complete these electronically within our client portal–reviewing them ahead of time can expedite your first appointment.